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At #Consensus2021 , taking place May 24-27, we elevate the conversation around sweeping changes in the global financial landscape with high-profile speakers including @garyvee , @RayDalio  and @michael_saylor . Register:

“You will see a lot of artists come out of Africa [who] will give @beeple  a run for his money,” @oshomah  tells CoinDesk.

Just a few weeks after after raising funds at a reported $2.6 billion valuation, Dapper Labs, responsible for NBA Top Shot, is raising more money but is now being valued at more than $7.5 billion , according to a published report by @KReyofCoinDesk 

In tying itself to the "suits," is @coinbase  going to shake up Wall Street or be constrained? @WSJ 's @paulvigna , @NoelleInMadrid , @mikejcasey  and @sheila_warren  discuss this week's historical listing on the Money Reimagined podcast:

Coinbase insiders and investors sold shares worth billions of dollars in total on the leading cryptocurrency exchange's first day of trading on the Nasdaq earlier this week, according to series of filings made Friday. by @KReyofCoinDesk 

Bitcoin's price fell from $60,000 to just above $50,000 in early trading on Sunday, reflecting a broader drop among most major cryptocurrencies. @godbole17  reports

The now public @coinbase  had to husband its resources during the industry’s prosperous times to make it through the lean periods. Here’s a full timeline from its @ycombinator  days to its multibillion-dollar stock market debut.

OPINION: Call it the recipe for a perfect market meltdown: by @KReyofCoinDesk 


BREAKING: @Tesla  has disclosed purchasing $1.5 billion in bitcoin. It's also planning to accept bitcoin payments soon. Via @Dan_Z_Palmer 

PayPal is set to announce later Tuesday it has started letting its U.S. consumers use their crypto holdings to pay at millions of its online merchants around the world, according to a report. by @KReyofCoinDesk 

UPDATE: @Mastercard  confirmed its crypto integration and said it expects to bring stablecoins onto its payment network. by @realDannyNelson 

Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla, has officially gone public with his belief cryptocurrency offers an improved alternative to conventional money.

SCOOP: Fintech giant @PayPal  plans to offer direct sales of cryptocurrency to its 325 million users, according to three people familiar with the matter. @IanAllison123  reports

JUST IN: Half of two-time pro-bowler @RussellOkung’s contract with the @Panthers  is getting paid out in #bitcoin  via @JackMallers ' @ln_strike . @wsfoxley  reports

IN DEPTH: Nigerian banks financially marooned @feminist_co  when it used donations to fund nation-wide protests against police brutality. Now, the group is using #bitcoin  and @BtcpayServer  to help finance the #EndSars  movement. @AsILayHodling  reports

BREAKING: @Microsoft  is launching the first decentralized infrastructure implementation by a major tech company to be built directly on the bitcoin blockchain. Report by @La__Cuen 

Nasdaq market is open - but crypto is always open. @coinbase  officially joins @NASDAQ  as a publicly traded company.

BREAKING: In his first major comments on blockchain, Chinese President Xi Jinping said the country should implement the technology across the economy, reports @wsfoxley .